A very scenic lake located near Tonasket that provides a diverse year round fishery. A USFS campground and private resort has camping, cabins, and boat launching facilities. Bonaparte is also a popular winter ice fishing lake. Expect kokanee in the 10-12 inch range along with triploid eastern brook trout, tiger trout, and the occassional lake trout. The state record tiger trout was captured in 2015. Anglers are encouraged to remove as many smallmouth bass as the daily limit provides for in order to decrease their competition effects on the trout species.
Lead ban is in effect for Bonaparte.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Good for ice fishing
Shoreline access: Good - Shore access is limited except within USFS campground area.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 151.70 ac.
Elevation: 3556 ft.
Center: 48.80019, -119.054356
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Oct 6, 2022||Tiger Trout||1,750||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Jun 9, 2022||Rainbow||400||1||WELLS HATCHERY|
|Oct 13, 2021||Rainbow||2,500||2.4||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|May 10, 2021||Rainbow||175||1||WELLS HATCHERY|
|Sep 30, 2020||Tiger Trout||3,000||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Oct 21, 2019||Rainbow||1,750||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Oct 21, 2019||Rainbow||1,250||2.59||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Jun 7, 2019||Rainbow||400||2||WELLS HATCHERY|
|May 22, 2019||Rainbow||200||1||WELLS HATCHERY|
|Nov 16, 2018||Rainbow||500||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|